Top 10 Best Minnesota Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 119 blue ribbon public schools serving 56,350 students in Minnesota.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Minnesota are Atheneum Elementary School, Plymouth Creek Elementary School and Dassel Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minnesota blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 62% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 53% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Minnesota Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Atheneum Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5899 Babcock Tr E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
(651) 306-7300
Grades: 2-5
| 101 students
Rank: #22.
Plymouth Creek Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
16005 41st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55446
(763) 745-5800
Grades: K-5
| 624 students
Rank: #33.
Dassel Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
131 William Ave E
Dassel, MN 55325
(320) 286-4100
Grades: PK-4
| 313 students
Rank: #44.
Kimberly Lane Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
17405 Old Rockford Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55446
(763) 745-5600
Grades: K-5
| 571 students
Rank: #55.
Richmond Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
34 2nd St Ne
Richmond, MN 56368
(320) 597-2016
Grades: K-5
| 127 students
Rank: #66.
Rush Creek Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8801 County Rd 101
Maple Grove, MN 55311
(763) 494-4549
Grades: PK-5
| 630 students
Rank: #77.
Greenwood Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
18005 Medina Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55447
(763) 745-5500
Grades: K-5
| 721 students
Rank: #88.
Normandale Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5701 Normandale Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55424
(952) 848-4100
Grades: K-5
| 651 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Mendota Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1979 Summit Ln
Saint Paul, MN 55118
(651) 403-8000
Grades: PK-4
| 397 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Springfield Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12 S Burns
Springfield, MN 56087
(507) 723-4286
Grades: PK-6
| 298 students
Rank: #1111.
Cherry View Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8600 175th St W
Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 232-3200
Grades: K-5
| 624 students
Rank: #1212.
Gleason Lake Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
310 County Road 101 N
Minneapolis, MN 55447
(763) 745-5400
Grades: K-5
| 600 students
Rank: #1313.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1961 6th St
Saint Paul, MN 55110
(651) 653-2820
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #1414.
Delano Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
678 Tiger Dr
Delano, MN 55328
(763) 972-6200
Grades: PK-3
| 637 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Delano Intermediate School
Math: 71% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
683 Tiger Drive
Delano, MN 55328
(763) 972-7602
Grades: 4-6
| 534 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Wayzata Central Middle School
Math: 71% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
305 Vicksburg Ln N
Minneapolis, MN 55447
(763) 745-6000
Grades: 6-8
| 1,363 students
Rank: #1717.
Twin Lakes Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10050 191st Ave Nw
Elk River, MN 55330
(763) 274-7242
Grades: K-5
| 635 students
Rank: #1818.
Congdon Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3116 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 336-8825
Grades: K-5
| 506 students
Rank: #1919.
Wayzata West Middle School
Math: 69% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
149 Barry Ave N
Wayzata, MN 55391
(763) 745-6400
Grades: 6-8
| 720 students
Rank: #2020.
Mahtomedi Senior High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8000 75th St N
Saint Paul, MN 55115
(651) 762-5801
Grades: 9-12
| 1,160 students
Rank: #2121.
Parker Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
500 School St
Elk River, MN 55330
(763) 241-3500
Grades: K-5
| 523 students
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Deephaven Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4452 Vine Hill Rd
Wayzata, MN 55391
(952) 401-6900
Grades: K-5
| 652 students
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Highlands Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5505 Doncaster Way
Minneapolis, MN 55436
(952) 848-4500
Grades: K-5
| 530 students
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1740 Constance Blvd Ne
Andover, MN 55304
(763) 506-3400
Grades: K-5
| 569 students
Rank: #2525.
Sunset Hill Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13005 Sunset Tr
Minneapolis, MN 55441
(763) 745-5900
Grades: K-5
| 618 students
Rank: #2626.
St Croix Preparatory Academy Middle School
Charter School
Math: 65% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4620 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5951
Grades: 5-8
| 371 students
Rank: #2727.
Math And Science Academy
Charter School
Math: 66% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8430 Woodbury Crossing
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 578-7507
Grades: 6-12
| 543 students
Rank: #2828.
Hilltop Primary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5700 Game Farm Rd
Mound, MN 55364
(952) 491-8500
Grades: K-4
| 460 students
Rank: #2929.
Woodland Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
945 Wescott Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55123
(651) 683-6990
Grades: K-5
| 699 students
Rank: #30 - 3330. - 33.
Hanover Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
274 Labeauxe Ave Ne
Hanover, MN 55341
(763) 682-0800
Grades: K-5
| 378 students
Rank: #30 - 3330. - 33.
Lowell Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
704 3rd Ave Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6550
Grades: K-4
| 373 students
Rank: #30 - 3330. - 33.
Maple River West Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
311 Willard St
Good Thunder, MN 56037
(507) 278-3039
Grades: PK-5
| 158 students
Rank: #30 - 3330. - 33.
Shirley Hills Primary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2450 Wilshire Blvd
Mound, MN 55364
(952) 491-8400
Grades: K-4
| 417 students
Rank: #3434.
Lake Marion Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
19875 Dodd Blvd
Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 232-2700
Grades: K-5
| 614 students
Rank: #3535.
Garfield Elementary School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
303 Sanstead St E
Garfield, MN 56332
(320) 762-3350
Grades: K-5
| 156 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Minnesota?
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Minnesota include Atheneum Elementary School, Plymouth Creek Elementary School and Dassel Elementary School.
How many blue ribbon public schools are located in Minnesota?
119 blue ribbon public schools are located in Minnesota.
What is the racial composition of students in Minnesota?
Minnesota blue ribbon public schools minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the Minnesota public schools average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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